Category Archives: Safety Training

Free Aerial Lift Safety Training

Kentucky-labor-cabinetBuilders Exchange of Kentucky in partnership with the Kentucky Labor Cabinet is providing a two-hour course entitled “Aerial Lift Safety” on November 21st from 8:00a.m. – 10:00a.m.

This course provides a general overview of aerial lift safety and is designed to promote recognition and prevention of hazards associated with aerial lifts. Topics include the use, maintenance, and inspection of various types of aerial lifts.

If you are interested in participating in this course, please contact Mary Ellen Higgins at 502-459-9800 e-mail her at Builders Exchange LogoRegistration is required even though the
course is free of charge.

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Free Lexington Population Center Training – August 2013


Lexington Population Center Training
Clarion Hotel 1950 Newtown Pike

August 5 – 8, 2013


Overview of the Kentucky OSH Program
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

This session discusses the obligation to provide a safe and healthy workplace, free from recognized hazards.  Topics of discussion include the operations of the Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Program, including enforcement and voluntary compliance services, and safety and health topics currently being considered for future standards and policies.

Injury and Illness Recordkeeping
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

This session is for those persons responsible for maintaining the revised injury and illness records.  The forms 300, 301, 300A will be covered.  The regulations and guidelines for recordkeeping will be discussed, as well as the compliance directive the Kentucky OSH compliance officer will use to evaluate your records.  A recordkeeping example workshop will be part of the course, time permitting. (CEUs available for this class from OSHA OTI)


Bloodborne Pathogens
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

This session explains the measures that must be implemented to protect employees from the hazards of occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials containing bloodborne pathogens, such as hepatitis B virus, and human immunodeficiency virus.  Topics of discussion include applicable definitions, infection control, engineering and work practice controls, including universal precautions, personal protective equipment, housekeeping; medical evaluations, warning signs and labels, and training of employees.


Confined Space
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

This session explains the regulations regarding entry into and working in confined spaces.  Topics of discussion include assessment of the confined space environment, entry into continuous system confined spaces, such as sewers, entry into closed system confined spaces, such as tanks and pits, emergency entry into all confined spaces, and training of employees.


Hazard Communication – GHS
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

This session covers the basic requirements of 29 CFR 1910.1200 and the revised provision of the standard as they relate to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).  Attendees will learn about the revised standard, which will include chemical hazard classification, written program requirements, container labeling and other forms of warning, safety data sheets, and associated phase-in dates for the new requirements under GHS.

Slips, Trips and Falls
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

This session is designed to increase the participant’s awareness of hazards that could result in a slip, trip, or fall.  The course also discusses methods of control to reduce the probability of a slip or fall occurring.


Powered Industrial Trucks
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

This session covers the basic requirements of 1910.178.  Attendees will learn about the basic aspects of powered industrial trucks (primarily fork lifts), operator training requirements, safe truck operations (including traveling & safety belts), equipment modifications, and associated hazards.  This course will not provide operator certification under 1910.178(L).

Crane Standard for Construction
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

This session addresses major changes which took effect on Nov. 8, 2010.  The class provides a basic overview of 1926, Subpart CC, including mobile cranes, tower cranes and certifications requirements for crane operators. Topics also include requirements for riggers, electrical hazards, and crane inspections.

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Upcoming Safety Training Opportunities

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Builders Exchange is proud to offer “best-in-class” training programs for its members.  All training courses will be offered at Builders Exchange at 2300 Meadow Drive, Louisville, KY, 40218.  The courses described below meet the AGC-SIF Workers Compensation Fund annual training requirement.

Upcoming training courses include the following:

 First Aid/CPR/Bloodborne Pathogen/AED Training

Date:  April 12, 2013  Time:  8:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.         Trainer:  Bart Leist, Compass Safety

Location:  Builders Exchange of Kentucky, 2300 Meadow Drive, Louisville, KY  40218

Cost:  $85 per participant        Class Size:  Minimum 10 participants

Course Description: This course is designed to certify all participants to safely provide CPR as well as basic first aid in an emergency situation.  This course also provides Bloodborne Pathogen training including the proper use of “universal precautions.”  The course includes skills practices and testing to ensure all participants can successfully offer life-saving support, if necessary.  An American Heart Association CPR/First Aid/BBP course completion card will be presented to each participant.  The card is valid for two years for CPR and one year for Bloodborne Pathogen.

OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry Outreach Training

Date: April 15th & 16th, 2013   Time:  April 15th from 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. and April 16th from 8:00am. to 1:00p.m.  (This training course is one and a half days in length.)

Trainer:  Bart Leist, Compass Safety

Location:  Builders Exchange of Kentucky, 2300 Meadow Drive, Louisville, KY 40218

Cost:  $150 per participant      Class Size: Minimum 10 participants

Course Description: This training program provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces.  Through this program, workers will become more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights, and contribute to a safe and healthful workplace environment.  Upon successful completion of the OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry Outreach training program, participants will receive an OSHA 10-Hour Construction Outreach Training course completion card within 4-6 weeks.

To register for either class, please contact Mary Ellen Higgins at or 502-459-9800.

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SafeTeach-Global Presents: Arc Flash Safety NFPA 70E

ArcFlashMikeGibsonHosted at:  Builders Exchange of Kentucky
March 25, 2013
8:00am – 4:30pm

Learning Objectives

Þ What is Electrical Energy

Þ Electrical Best Practices

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Þ Qualified vs Nonqualified

Þ The Standards NFPA-70E

Þ Performing the Electrical Hazard & Arc Flash Analysis

Þ Implementing Electrical Safety Programs and Permits

Þ Job Briefings-Personal Protective Equipment

Þ Hazard Risk Categories Approach Boundaries

To Register Contact:  

Annie Button


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